This page is our virtual Exhibitor Guide. Check back often for updates and additions!
Sponsorship is still available: Stage sponsorship, Exhibitor Lounge, “Ask The Expert” Lounge seating, Water/Wifi/Parking, container plantings, respite for children and families, and much more! Ask us how you can be most visible to your target audience!
Interested in joining the party?
We are extremely pleased to Thank our 2022 Platinum Sponsor, Pacific Quorum!
Pacific Quorum offers property management services for residential properties (ranging from small properties and townhomes to large towers, and recreation centres), commercial properties, strata-titled hotels and seniors facilities, and investor-owned rentals. They currently service over 29,000 strata corporation, co-op, leasehold and rental units.
The Company was founded in 1997 by John G. Peccia, and has grown into one of BC’s largest locally-owned and operated Property Management service providers. They have been recognized as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 (previously Profit 500) for 7 consecutive years (2013 to 2019). They have also earned numerous service awards, most recently being awarded the 2021 Top Choice Award as Vancouver’s Top Property Management Company
Your company deserves to share recognition. Please reach out to Karen DeJong-Ellery for more information.
The West Coast Small Home Expo took place at Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5.
Tradex provides 1200 paved parking stalls with 3200 more available in our overflow unpaved lots. It is a fully-staffed lot with one entrance and two exits located off of Mt. Lehman Road. We also have an exhibitor lot with 200 spaces located in between Tradex and the Abbotsford International Airport. Please inquire if this is needed.
Parking is $8.00 per day with in/out privileges. Save by reserving your parking early online: https://ca.parkindigo.com/en/booking/99911236
The Westcoast Small Home Expo Date & Time
Exhibitor Name Badge Request Form
Please fill this out for any that were missed on your original registration, and please register all booth staff by May 20th 2022. All badges will be ready on-site for pickup.
Offering Show Specials?
Got a special offer, exclusive to those attending the show? Let us know and we will promote your special offer in advance of the show. Send us all the details and we’ll shout it out!
Official Show Decorator: Global Convention Services
Early Bird Deadline (Save Money!): May 18, 2022
Online Ordering Deadline: May 27, 2022
Ordering items for your booth
Our official show decorating company is Global Convention Services. Global provides pretty much anything you may need for your booth including electrical, plumbing and lighting along with carpet, vacuuming, booth furnishings, and various booth accessories. If you are out of town and need to ship your booth material in advance of the show, Global can also help you with that as they have warehouse space available to receive your shipment (they will also get your shipment over to TRADEX on Move-In Day).
Note: The exhibition hall floors are completely cemented; there are no sections of permanent carpet. We encourage the use of carpet to improve the professional look of your booth.
Special Instructions: Carpet, booth accessories, Vacuuming, displays, counters, tables, and Chairs
To Order Capet, Booth Furnishings and Accessories, Vacuuming, Displays and Counters, Tables and Chairs.
Special Instructions: Electrical, plumbing, or Lighting
- Select ‘Exhibitor Ordering’
- Click the ‘Tradex’ Button on the right
- Select ‘Small Home Expo’ from the drop down list
Special Instructions: Advance Shipping / Warehousing
Order other Items Directly From TRADEX
- If you require wired internet, you can order that from TRADEX. The cost for one subscription is $280, and is good for the duration of the show. Early Bird Deadline: May 19, 2022 (Orders are accepted at any time, but the rate goes up $50 after May 19.)
- Planning to have food products in your booth? Please click the blue button to apply for a Temporary Food Premises Application, at least 2 weeks before the show. (May 19th.) There is no charge but must be submitted by the deadline.
- Balloon Waivers: Did you know that Tradex is located right beside the Abbotsford International Airport? Due to being located on airport property, and the potential for interference with local air traffic, Tradex does not permit the handing out of air or helium filled balloons. In some cases, exceptions may be made to allow exhibitors to display balloons within their booth area. If you wish to display or decorate with balloons, please fill out the Balloon Waiver Form.
- Full event parking passes for ALL Exhibitors are strongly recommended. Order at the parking link.
Move-in is scheduled for Friday, June 3, from 8am to 9pm
Your specific designated move-in time will be send to you in early May. If you have any problems with that designated time, please call Karen no later than May 13 at 604-202-6446 to change your move-in time. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but please understand there are many factors to consider.
Tiny House Village
Tiny homes will begin moving into their locations in the village starting at 8am. This should complete by 1pm.
Exhibitors in the Marketplace and all other standard booths will be given access between 1pm and 3pm. All Exhibitors may continue their setup until 9pm, at which time all Exhibitor setup must be complete.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Note: If you are delayed, please contact the show office: knowing how long you may be delayed will help the logistics crew. The show office phone number is 604.328.0029
Look for the overhead sign directing “Exhibitors and Deliveries” via Approach Road. This road runs right past the main entrance doors of Tradex, and then wraps around the facility for exhibitors to easily access the loading bay door at the end of the building.
Upon arrival, look for the Westcoast Small Home Expo rep who will direct you to the loading bay door closest to your booth.
Please note that the loading bay is reserved for exhibitors who absolutely require it. Please contact Barb Nelson at email@example.com or 604.328.0029 if you require a loading bay for your truck.
In accordance with WCB regulations and in light of the vehicles and fork-lifts on the show floor, no children are to be on the show floor during move-in and move-out. We understand the burden that this may create for some, but safety concerns for all individuals on the show floor will require that this is strictly enforced. In addition, steel-toed footwear may be required during certain times. Please watch for announcements.
Once you’ve arrived at your designated loading bay door, a Westcoast Small Home Expo rep will direct you to your booth space. Security will be positioned at each loading bay door to operate during move in and out. They will all closely follow the WCB and emergency regulations. Please be aware that you must follow the directions of security. There will be a forklift available to help transport items to your booth or to help move your Tiny Home into place. After you have unloaded, please drive your vehicle back out to the parking lot once security gives your clearance.
Setting Up Your Display
Move-in ends at approximately 3:00pm, but you have until 9:00pm on move-in day to set up your booth.
Please ensure that your display material is within the confines of your booth when the aisle carpets are being placed. It is your responsibility to put your display containers, etc. into the storage area.
Garbage bags may be left in the centre aisle for the cleaning crew to pick up.
Storage Space Procedure
Packing materials must be placed in the storage area designated at each end of the show halls. Get a “Storage Sticker” from the show office to place on your materials and then take the materials to the storage area.
Saturday Morning Set-up
There will be no move-in allowed on June 4th other than hand-carried materials. You must be set up no later than 9am. Be sure to pick up your badge first at the show office located in the lobby.
Access to Show Hall
You can access the show hall at 8:00am on both days of the show. Please be sure that you are wearing your exhibitor badge.
Booth Display Rules and Regulations
Please don’t block the exhibitor beside you! There are certain limitations regarding blocking off neighbouring booths. The regulations for Small Home Expo are the same as for other shows. These limits will be enforced.
Each booth is provided with a 10-foot wide by 8-foot high curtain backdrop, plus 3-foot high side curtains separating you from your neighbor. You may have solid material for a maximum distance of 5 feet from the back of your booth. The next 5 feet to the front of your booth must be kept clear or have only see-through type material. (To be approved by show management.) Display racks and solid structures will not be permitted if they exceed the 3-foot height.
Exhibitors with “end caps”, a double booth on the end of a row, are allowed a 10-foot wide backdrop. If your booth height extends above 8 feet at the backdrop, please be sure that all visible sides of your booth are finished.
Secure Floor Coverings
Use Shurtape® double-sided carpet tape to secure carpets and all other materials to the floor. Duct tape is not approved. Removal, clean-up and/or floor repair charges will be passed on to the exhibitor.
If you are bringing in material that could damage the floor, please be sure to place a plastic covering on the floor. Note: Any costs incurred for damaged floors and walls will be passed on to the exhibitor.
DO NOT SHIP DIRECTLY TO TRADEX. Tradex will NOT accept courier deliveries as they have no facilities for receiving and storing materials. All deliveries of booth material must adhere to the move-in process. Deliveries will be accepted June 3 only. A forklift will be available to assist with moving pallets off trucks as well as pallet jacks.
Move-Out Schedule and Procedure
Sunday, June 5th, 4:00 pm – 8:00pm
We kindly ask all exhibitors to be sure that all booth material is physically removed from TRADEX on Sunday, June 5th by 8:00pm. Tiny homes can make arrangements to park their homes in the parking lot for pickup on Monday, June 6th.
Display take-down may begin at 4:00pm but all activity must remain within the confines of your booth space until the carpet is completely rolled up. Please DO NOT begin dismantling the booths prior to 4:00pm. Anyone caught doing so may be barred from next year’s show.
Solicitation by Non-Exhibitors
Please report to the show office any person or persons who are soliciting on the show floor but are not exhibitors. In fairness to our exhibitors who have paid for their booth space, this solicitation will be removed immediately. Thank you for your assistance.
Tiny Home Set-up Rules and Regulations
If the entrance to your tiny home unit is greater than 2 feet from the ground, you need to add a hand railing at a minimum of 32” inches in height. Please feel free to add any furnishings, plants or outdoor planters, and other decorative touches to your outdoor space that will help showcase your home.
On-Site Show Office
The show office is located near the show entrance. We look forward to meeting you!